Another runaway Toyota

March 9, 2010 1:10:36 PM PST
I find myself looking in the rear view mirror more these days. Looking for Toyotas. And I can't believe I'm alone.

It's not just the owners of Toyotas who are the potential victims of sticking accelerators and brakes that don't work as the car hurdles to 100 miles an hour. It's everyone in front of them that's a potential victim as well.

People like me. And you. And the beloved cargo we carry.

The latest problem was in a Prius. A man driving in San Diego could not get his to stop, and he hit speeds of 94 miles an hour. He had the wherewithal to call 9-1-1 and ask for help. The California Highway Patrol rushed to help him - finally getting in front of him and helping him stop. It was a dramatic affair.

How much longer can this go on? If I owned a Toyota I know what I would do, and it wouldn't include driving it until I knew for sure that these sticking accelerators were fixed.

We'll have the latest on this particular rescue, and the greater Toyota problem, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we take a closer look at the myth of the healthy salad. Restaurants these days - and the folks who patronize them - grasping onto the notion that a large salad (as a meal) is a healthier alternative to the fat laden fare of most chains.

Not true, according to Consumer Reports. It's an eye-opening story.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast (does anyone else have a touch of spring fever?) and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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